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This Day in Georgia History

October 14, 1964

Announcement that MLK to be Awarded Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize Committee announced that Martin Luther King Jr. had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1964. King became the youngest person in history to win the peace prize. He would donate the $54,000 cash award to the civil rights movement.

To view an image of King at a Nobel Prize awards dinner, see the Digital Library of Georgia.